Exhibit Policy

The library receives many requests from community organizations and businesses to use display space in the building for displays of general or specific interest.  The library display committee schedules in-house displays to coincide with library activities, and those displays take precedence over outside requests.

Outside organizations are asked to submit a request for approval of a proposed display or exhibit.  This ensures that that space is available and that the exhibit/display meets the following requirements:

  • Nothing shall be displayed/exhibited without permission of the Library Director.
  • The library will protect materials, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage.
  • No display/exhibit is permitted that advocates a position on an issue before the electorate or the defeat or election of a candidate for public office, except in areas designated for this purpose.
  • Commercial advertising is not permitted.
  • Size limits, placement, and length of display are at the discretion of the library display committee.

Requests for reconsideration of the policy:

  • An individual or group may appeal this policy by discussing the issue in question with the Director.
  • The Director will make a decision and notify the person in writing.
  • If the party wishes to appeal the decision, he/she may send a written request to the Board of Trustees.
  • The Board of Trustees will discuss the concern with the party at a Board meeting.
  • The Board will vote on the appeal no later than at the next meeting and send notification of the decision in writing within seven days of the vote.
  • The decision of the Board is final.

Revised 5/17/06.